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Identity Crisis

by | 10th, February 2006

‘THE Government’s plan to introduce ID cards on a voluntary basis and then make them compulsory at a later date is being reassessed.

The usual suspects

Tony Blair would probably volunteer to carry a card. A few Cabinet Ministers might too. And anyone else who wants to spend £93 on an official piece of plastic that tells them their name and hair colour could get one as well.

In total, by our calculation – and mind that this is only a rough guesstimate – eight cards will be issued to paying punters (and that includes Tony, Cherie and their four children).

After a trial period, the Commons will vote on whether or not the cards should become compulsory. But a vote in favour of the cards is surely a shoo-in. How can it fail?

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